Mental Health & Substance Abuse Sales Tax

1/10th of 1 Percent Sales Tax Funds for Community Grants in 2019



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners is announcing the availability of 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax funds for community grants in 2019 and 2020. This grant opportunity is intended to maintain, create, or enhance local services and programs overseen by the Jefferson County Mental Health/Substance Abuse Advisory Committee.

These contracts will be for a 24-month term and are to be used for the sole purpose of providing the delivery of substance abuse and/or mental health treatment programs, co-occurring disorder treatment, prevention programs, and for the operation or delivery of therapeutic court programs. Programs and services include but are not limited to prevention and early intervention services, treatment services, case management, transportation, and housing that are a component of a coordinated substance abuse or mental health treatment program or service (see authorizing statute RCW 82.14.460).

Funding for this program comes from the Jefferson County 1/10th of 1 percent sales and use tax collected for mental health and substance abuse programs.

The contract term will be from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020.

Any potential renewal of a contract will be at the sole discretion of the Board of County Commissioners and no renewals are guaranteed.

Programs will be evaluated by contract compliance, proven effectiveness of services as demonstrated by internal and community based evaluation mechanisms and the stability of funding. Note that the awarded funds cannot supplant any other sources of funds or billing currently available for similar services to members of the population under consideration. These funds are not guaranteed to continue at the same rates, nor does the award of this contract guarantee future contracts.

View the complete Request for Proposal, (RFP) here.